At IU School of Medicine, the commitment to diversity includes race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, religion, socio-economic status, age, geography of origin and residence, sexual orientation, disability, work style and other aspects of human attributes and behaviors. The school offers focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with the three foundational pillars: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence.
IU School of Medicine hosts a variety of unique events year-round to engage faculty, staff and learners in conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion.
IU School of Medicine recruits talented trainees, faculty and staff from various backgrounds with focused efforts toward identified diversity categories.
IU School of Medicine is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters inclusion throughout the organization.
Culturally competent, patient-centered care is the foundation of providing excellent health care, eliminating health disparities and contributing to innovative breakthroughs in science.
Schoolwide Advocacy and Support
Advancing culturally competent education, clinical care and research is a priority. Developing a culture in which all individuals within the medical school community at all nine campuses feel included, valued and respected is crucial. IU School of Medicine is committed to establishing an organizational culture in which differences—including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and other physical abilities and qualities—are present and highly valued. That is a culture in which all people are inspired to fully participate.
IU School of Medicine strives to provide a positive, inclusive environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. The school embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation. Learners or faculty who believe they’ve experienced or witnessed mistreatment are strongly encouraged to report it through the Mistreatment Incident Report Form.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coalition at IU School of Medicine supports medical students from minoritized groups and demonstrates how powerful student voices can be in creating institutional change.